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SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" Are you pro - anything? Because by default that would make you anti- something. And I fail to see how having an opinion on something is telling others how to live."


No, not that I can say. I don't waste my time concerning myself with what other people are doing with their lives. It's not up to me to concern myself. It's not my right. Having an opinion is fine. Believing that others are wrong, beneath you, or trying to force your opinion on others is "telling others how to live," in my humble opinion.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" No, not that I can say. I don't waste my time concerning myself with what other people are doing with ... [snip!] ... others are wrong, beneath you, or trying to force your opinion on others is "telling others how to live," in my humble opinion."


You're clearly pro-not abusing your child, which makes you anti-child abuse.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" Can you give an example? I'm anti-circumcision. I think it encroaches the boy's right to his own penis. ... [snip!] ... to live their life, unless insisting that you don't mutilate your infant's genitalia is telling someone how to live...? :lol:"


And that's your opinion. You're entitled to it.



But saying "you shouldn't circumcise your child" is telling someone else how to live and how to make decisions. Read the sentence. "You should not do this." When you speak to your children and you tell them not to do something, you are telling them what to do and what not to do.



I believe if a mother wants to circumcise, that's her choice. Not mine. It's not my child. I wouldn't tell a woman not to dress her son in pink, I'm not going to tell a woman not to formula feed her child, I'm not going to tell a woman not let her son play on the jungle gym at the park. It's not my business.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" And that's your opinion. You're entitled to it. But saying "you shouldn't circumcise your child" is ... [snip!] ... formula feed her child, I'm not going to tell a woman not let her son play on the jungle gym at the park. It's not my business."


Going with that logic I could say it's my choice to neglect my child. Hey, don't tell me how to parent! I do what I want!

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" No, not that I can say. I don't waste my time concerning myself with what other people are doing with ... [snip!] ... others are wrong, beneath you, or trying to force your opinion on others is "telling others how to live," in my humble opinion."


Being anti something is not at all believing others are wrong or beneath you or forcing your opinion on someone. I'm anti circumcision. I don't believe those who circ are beneath me or are wrong. Circumcision is just something I wouldn't choose for my future son(s). I don't shove that down anyone's throat, nor do I belittle others for circing.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" You're clearly pro-not abusing your child, which makes you anti-child abuse. "


Well, if we're going to get extreme here. I guess I'm anti-rape, anti-kill people, anti-run over puppies and babies.



:roll:



I'm not "anti" anything. I don't worry about things that have nothing to do with me or my business, unless I can physically see it harming someone else. Then, I will attempt to intervene.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" No, not that I can say. I don't waste my time concerning myself with what other people are doing with ... [snip!] ... others are wrong, beneath you, or trying to force your opinion on others is "telling others how to live," in my humble opinion."


Anti-drinking and driving?

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14140 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" And that's your opinion. You're entitled to it. But saying "you shouldn't circumcise your child" is ... [snip!] ... formula feed her child, I'm not going to tell a woman not let her son play on the jungle gym at the park. It's not my business."


There are some things that should be other people's business. Going by bbbt's example - child abuse. Pretty much everyone is anti-child abuse. If they weren't and had to "mind their own business" think of how many children would be getting abused with nothing being done about it.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Well, if we're going to get extreme here. I guess I'm anti-rape, anti-kill people, anti-run over puppies ... [snip!] ... nothing to do with me or my business, unless I can physically see it harming someone else. Then, I will attempt to intervene."


I don't think it's really that big of a deal, it's just kind of silly to say you're anti-being-anti-against-anything. :P

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Well, if we're going to get extreme here. I guess I'm anti-rape, anti-kill people, anti-run over puppies ... [snip!] ... nothing to do with me or my business, unless I can physically see it harming someone else. Then, I will attempt to intervene."


It's no one else's business if you're anti something. You're equating having an opinion to believing you're better than those who have differing opinions.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting bbbt:" I don't think it's really that big of a deal, it's just kind of silly to say you're anti-being-anti-against-anything. :P"


:lol:

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Supafly★:" There are some things that should be other people's business. Going by bbbt's example - child abuse. ... [snip!] ... and had to "mind their own business" think of how many children would be getting abused with nothing being done about it. "


Well, of course. Like I said....That's a bit extreme. Do people really pride themselves on being anti-child abuse or anti-rape? Most of the people who are "anti" something, (the ones I have encountered) are anti-something-that-has-to-do-with-something-that-is-none-of-their-business.



For example- gay marriage, gays adopting children, abortion, legalization of marijuana, etc.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14140 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" Well, of course. Like I said....That's a bit extreme. Do people really pride themselves on being anti-child ... [snip!] ... For example- gay marriage, gays adopting children, abortion, legalization of marijuana, etc."


Because those rights are not established yet. Once upon a time the anti-rape and anti-abuse protesters stood up for what they believed in so now we have laws against it. But anti-abortion let's say - it's still up for debate so to speak, so people are more upfront about it. It's also more controversial.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" Well, of course. Like I said....That's a bit extreme. Do people really pride themselves on being anti-child ... [snip!] ... For example- gay marriage, abortion, legalization of marijuana, etc."</blockquote>




Yes and it's annoying. Honestly, I think it makes people feel powerful and gives a sense of identity to be "pro or anti" anything. In my normal everyday life the only people I come into contact who act like that are my junior high students....and BG people.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
30th Jan '13

LETS ALL STEP BACK



This was one of those things you post because it's cute and have no anticipation that people will make a debate out of it, and it just gets obnoxious.



Everyone is anti-something but lets all be honest, she meant those obnoxious people that are all NO MEAT FOR ANYONE DAMN YOU! NO VACCINATIONS FOR ANYONE ITS POISON! NO GUNS THEY KILL!



Which i agree with, those people are obnoxious and need muzzles.